...run for your lives!!!!!... bark! Bark! scamper!
Hey Guys. I thought I'd show you a very different breed of dog which we get here in South AFrica - it's called the
...and guys, be warned - don't take this fella on!!! He is huge and he can cause a lot of damage!
And NO, THAT'S NOT HIS TAIL!!! It's called a TRUNK! When he wags his trunk, it doesn't mean he's friendly!
Indeed, he uses his tail (I mean his trunk) to put things in his mouth which is just under his tail (I mean his TRUNK!)...oh but this creature is complicated!
Anyway Guys, did you know that this big dood listens not only with his ears, but also with his feet! Yes...he can hear things that humans can't hear, by picking up vibrations through the ground and through the air.
I must tell you, that whoever looks after this guy needs a HUGE POOP SCOOP!...but Africa always provides - and in this case, it's the Dung Beetles, who use the poop to make their nests - tiny balls which they push along the ground upside down. Hey man, its fascinating!
Anyway, this guy - the Elephant Dog - eats trees. He strips the bark and chews on it like we chew on bones. He also loves pushing the trees over to eat their roots. I think that's crazy...why doesn't he just mark them like us dogs!!!?
Well, you guys must come to visit and see some of these amazing ELEPHANT DOGS. They don't have leashes - nobody has thought to make any yet!
Take care and speak soon.